Here’s how I set up a brand new 27 gallon Marineland aquarium using live sand and live rock. The equipment is simple, and maintenance will be as well, just how Caitlin would have wanted.
The cycle was 14 days, then the first fish was added. A week later, I moved the Japanese Pygmy Angelfish in as well.
This tank has a heater, air bubbler, Nero 5 pump, and AI Prime 16HD.